Gold and Silver and Platinum, Oh My!

Real estate, private equities and lending money with your IRA are all self-directed options we have discussed recently. (link to those posts) While those are all tangible items in a sense, this post is all about something you can actually reach out and hold in your hand: precious metals. Many financial professionals from all over…


LPs, LLCs, IRAs: How Are They Related?

Did you know that you can purchase or sell interests in Limited Partnerships (LP) and Limited Liability Companies (LLC) with your self directed IRA? It’s true, and just another great option for investors who want to be more involved with their IRA and diversify investments. Let’s look at each one individually to find out what…


Case Study: Lending Money

As we shared in this post about lending money through a self-directed IRA, making loans in this manner can be very profitable. It’s also a great way to diversity your portfolio. There are many creditworthy people out there who would be disqualified for lending through a traditional bank loan. Those who are self-employed or someone whose…


Earning Profits by Lending Money

We have recently discussed some interesting alternatives for self-directed IRA investments like real estate and private equities.  Another option you may not know about is lending money with your IRA. You can use it to make a loan to an individual or business. Many of our clients have used their self-directed IRAs to lend money to…


Case Study: Investing in the Local Bank

David Schaffer already had a self-directed Roth IRA through IRA Innovations. He had been a trusted  client of ours for years, and he decided he wanted to branch out a little more than he has in the past. He’s always been pretty conservative, and while he didn’t want to take too many risks, he felt…


Investing in Private Equities: The Future Big Business

What if, years ago, you had invested in small, start-up, private companies like HP, Merck, IBM, Disney, or GE? These huge companies that are now public were once private entities that went on to become pillars of the American business landscape. If you had invested in any of these before they “made it,” you would…


Self-Directed IRA’s: Main Street investments, not Wall Street investments

Single family homes, condos, commercial buildings, farm land, timber land. These types of real estate don’t typically come to mind when you think of your IRA, but they should. More and more people are finding out that investing in real estate using their retirement accounts is possible. Depending on each individual situation, it can be…


What to Know About Self-Directed IRAs

Self-directed IRAs are rapidly becoming investors go-to investment to save for retirement. Self-directed IRAs are no different than a normal IRA besides the fact you can invest in alternative assessments outside of the traditional options like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and CDs. Many people don’t realize the wide array of options for investments that self-directed…